Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Pelargonium cutting in peat pot

Stem cuttings

To make a stem cutting, begin by cutting a healthy, 4" piece of stem with 4-6 leaves (and no flowers) on it.

Remove the lower leaves so that you have a bare stem about 3" long with 2-3 healthy leaves remaining at its tip.

Dip the lower stem in rooting compound, being careful to cover nodes where lower leaves (that you removed) were attached.

Plant in a 2" pot in moist, clean seed starting mix, setting deep enough to cover nodes.

Tent with clear plastic and place in indirect light until you see signs of new growth; then remove plastic and move plant into bright light.

Bottom water as needed, avoiding waterlogged soil.

Two excellent guides to plant propagation

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